What is Lilith Ransomware

Lilith is a ransomware infection that encrypts system-stored data and demands payment for file decryption. While rendering files inaccessible, the virus also appends the new .lilith extension to each infected sample. For instance, a file named 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.lilith and reset its original icon as well. After this, cybercriminals lay out instructions on how to acquire decryption in a text note called Restore_Your_Files.txt.

Restore_Your_Files.txt

All your important files have been encrypted and stolen!
Contact us for price and get decryption software.
You have 3 days to contact us for negotiation.
If you don't contact within three days, we'll start leaking data.
1) Contact our tox.
Tox download address: hxxps://tox.chat/
Our poison ID:
-
* Note that this server is available via Tor browser only
Follow the instructions to open the link:
1. Type the addres "hxxps://www.torproject.org" in your Internet browser. It opens the Tor site.
2. Press "Download Tor", then press "Download Tor Browser Bundle", install and run it.
3. Now you have Tor browser. In the Tor Browser open :
hxxp://yeuajcizwytgmrntijhxphs6wn5txp2prs6rpndafbsapek3zd4ubcid.onion

It is said that victims have three full days to contact developers. This should be done using the Tox messenger in Tor Browser. Should victims get late with meeting these demands, cybercriminals threaten to start leaking the collected data, supposedly to dark web resources. Although the price for decryption is calculated on an individual basis depending on how much valuable data has been encrypted, it still might be quite high considering ransomware’s tendency to target business organizations. Unfortunately, it is usually the case that decrypting files manually (without the help of cybercriminals) is often impossible. Many ransomware infections use high-end algorithms to encipher data in a very strong way, which makes self-decryption an arduous and usually incompletable challenge. Paying the ransom is also not recommended, but it might be the only way to decrypt files and maybe save them from being leaked online. As an alternative to collaborating with swindlers, you can recover your data through backups. If such are available on external storage that was not infected, you can easily use them to restore data after deleting the virus. There are also some third-party tools presented in our guide, however, their effectiveness is usually low with strong encryption due to the aforementioned. Whatever the case, it is still worth giving a try to any recovery method that comes to your mind in case no other alternatives remain. Unless you are going to pay the required ransom, it is important to delete Lilith Ransomware from your computer. Do it using our guidelines below.

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How Lilith Ransomware infected your computer

Many cyber criminals use e-mail spam messages to distribute malicious attachments that endorse ransomware or other infections. Users may receive such messages marked as something “important” or “urgent”. Being usually sent by ostensibly legitimate sources (Delivery firms, lottery, sale announcements, government letters, etc.), malicious letters are most likely to deceive user into opening Word, Excel, PDF, Executable, or JavaScript files attached to them. In other cases, there can also be links redirecting to external pages that ask users to download something. Whatever it is, meeting requests of such messages are likely to outflow in the installation of malware. This is why it is recommended to avoid such messages or even delete them completely. Although this is the most popular channel abused by threat actors to deliver ransomware, there are other vectors that can be involved as well – trojans, via unprotected RDP configuration, backdoors, keyloggers, web-injects, fake software installers/updates, and so forth. For being better protected against such threats and their distribution channels in the future, we encourage you to read our article. There is plenty of useful information you can capitalize on.

  1. Download Lilith Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .lilith files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Lilith Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Lilith Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Lilith Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Lilith Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Lilith Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Lilith Ransomware files:


Restore_Your_Files.txt
{randomname}.exe

Lilith Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .lilith files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .lilith files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .lilith files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Lilith Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .lilith files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Lilith Ransomware , in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Lilith Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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